Perth's $1.4 billion football stadium will include expanded prayer room facilities from those at Domain Stadium which have been rarely used.

Former Victorian premier and Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has branded three prayer rooms being built at Burswood — to include washing facilities, a shoe rack and bookshelf — as unnecessary and overly politically correct.

But former Ethnic Communities Council president Suresh Rajan said the facilities would help Muslim youths at risk of being radicalised feel part of mainstream Australian society.

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